Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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The Luck of the Irish (1948)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1948.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Constance Jones, Guy Jones.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Academy Awards 1948. Tyrone Power…

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The Song Of Bernadette (1943)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Franz Werfel.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, William S. Darling.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1943.  Golden Globe Awards 1943.   This adaptation of…

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Exodus (1960)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Rudi Gernreich, Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960. Otto Preminger’s three hour-plus presentation…

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The Three Faces Of Eve (1957)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the book by Corbett Thigpen, Hervey M. Cleckley.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Boomerang! (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard Murphy, based on the article by Fulton Oursler.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Louis De Rochemont.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Chester Gore.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1947.  Cannes Film Festival 1947.   An…

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On The Waterfront (1954)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg, suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Leonard Bernstein.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Flo Transfield.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1954.  Golden Globe Awards 1954. Incredible…

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The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Norman Gay, Evan A. Lottman.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Ellen Burstyn plays a…

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The Man Who Cheated Himself

BBB.5 (out of 5) Lee J. Cobb stars in this highly entertaining B-level noir, as a cop who goes crooked over a shady dame. His hopes of going steady with his girlfriend (Jane Wyatt in a campy performance) travel northward when she shoots her husband point blank and enlists his help in hiding the body. Even luckier,…

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12 Angry Men (1957)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1957.  Orion-Nova Productions.  Screenplay by Reginald Rose.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden Globe Awards 1957.   Scintillating drama that takes place in one confined room, where twelve jurors are locked up in seclusion to decide the fate of…

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Anna And The King Of Siam (1946)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson, based on the biography by Margaret Landon.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William S. Darling, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946….

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